| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:23 AM
The Library of Congress announced the names of 25 films Wednesday that are to be enshrined in its National Film Registry. Of those 25, 5-1/2 were based on books or stories. The half? Read on.
The 1983 film "A Christmas Story" -- with Ralphie, a frozen...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 9:27 AM
There's a crass old joke about how you can never buy beer, just rent it. Who would think that the same joke applies to book buying in the digital age?
But that's the case. Many people who'll be unwrapping iPads, Amazon Kindles or Barnes & Noble Nooks on...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Curse of the Thirteenth Fey
The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty
Philomel: 256 pp., $16.99; for readers 10 and older
We love fairy tales. Every culture offers them up: Scandinavians, Nigerians,...
| May 22, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Did Daniel Day-Lewis leave you with the urge for more Abraham Lincoln?
A new exhibition devoted to Lincoln -- featuring 250 historical artifacts, as well as sets and costumes from last year's Steven Spielberg movie starring Day-Lewis as the 16th...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Once the great estate of a railroad tycoon, the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens has just become home to a painting of a powerful locomotive. Last week a group of art collectors helped the Huntington buy a 1935 Reginald Marsh...
| May 7, 2013
| 6:43 PM
UC Berkeley is making its vast library collections and course textbooks more readily available to students with visual and other impairments under an agreement reached Tuesday that could set a precedent for universities nationwide.
The settlement with...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 12:19 PM
If you’re stuck in a cell — and in legal limbo — for an undefined period that might be forever, what do you do? You read, of course.
The library at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp was established during the Bush administration, in...
| May 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The story of the Beat Generation is often seen as a tale of two cities: The movement began in New York and blossomed in San Francisco. A UCLA Library exhibit sheds light on "a third, lesser-known hub" — Los Angeles, specifically the beachside...
| May 3, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Two Southern California cultural institutions will be honored at the White House on Wednesday.
The Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana and the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library are among the 10 institutions selected from among 33 finalists around the...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Love wine? The Huntington Library offers a monthly class and tasting at its San Marino facility. On tap for Jan. 25 is an exploration of the wines of Spain....
| Dec 16, 2011
| 4:32 PM
It was a year American architects despaired that the economy might never really recover. It was also a year they produced a few small gems. And the profession as a whole continued to move past the flashy formalism of the last decade to seek new, genuine...